Special Report

40 Countries Spending the Most on War

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10. South Korea
> Military expenditure in 2021: $50.2 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +4.7%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +43.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 2.8%

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9. Japan
> Military expenditure in 2021: $54.1 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +7.3%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +18.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 1.1%

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8. Saudi Arabia
> Military expenditure in 2021: $55.6 billion (estimated)
> 1-yr. change in military spending: -17.0%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: -15.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 6.6%

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7. Germany
> Military expenditure in 2021: $56.0 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: -1.4%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +24.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 1.3%

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6. France
> Military expenditure in 2021: $56.6 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +1.5%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +13.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 1.9%

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